Oxygen special express train reaches Lucknow

Lucknow  : In a big respite to cope with the oxygen shortage in Uttar Pradesh, the special Oxygen Express train from Bokaro has reached the state.

A total of 4 tankers, each of 20,000 liters liquifued oxygen reached UP, in which one tanker was for Varanasi and rest 3 for Lucknow .

Of the three tankers delivered in Lucknow, one is slated to be rushed to Kanpur, as the city was facing acute shortage of oxygen.

Officials here on Saturday said the special Oxygen Express train reached Lucknow, at 0700 hours and the tankers have been despatched to designated places.

However another Oxygen special train with four tankers left for Bokaro on Saturday morning at 0530 hrs from Lucknow which is expected to return back on Monday.

Railways have specially built a green corridor for this oxygen express. The train will reach Bokaro directly and return back without stopping anywhere.

Meanwhile , Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has inaugurated digital platform “Oxygen Monitoring System for UP” for all government and private hospitals here on Friday night .

Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Awanish Kumar Awasthi said here on Saturday that, “This platform has been launched in collaboration with the Food Safety and Drug Administration, Medical Education Department, Medical Health and Family Welfare Department, Transport and Home Departments and Rodic Consultants Pvt Ltd. Representatives of this company will be present in government and private hospitals to ensure smooth supply of oxygen in a timely manner.”

A web portal/link has been created which can be used by officers and employees associated with the oxygen supply chain. Representatives of the company will be required to upload the oxygen requirement details of the hospital on the portal. Once the request is uploaded on the portal. the nearest vehicles engaged in the oxygen supply will be sent to the hospital. The online system aims to solve the issue of demand for oxygen and save the time taken to reach the scheduled vehicle.

With this digital platform, locating vehicles delivering oxygen as well as reat-time monitoring and tracking will be made possible. Representatives of the company will also be present at the refill station and will cooperate in this work. Efforts are also being made to generate sufficient numbers of drivers on every oxygen vehicle to ensure speedy delivery.

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